Monday, January 25, 2010
The Court granted cert in Abbott v. United States and Gould v. United States and consolidated the cases. Here is a description of the issues in Abbott from ScotusBlog, which also links to opinion below and cert papers:
(1) Whether the term “any other provision of law” of 18 U.S.C. 924(c) includes the underlying drug trafficking offense or crime of violence; and (2) if not, whether it includes another offense for possessing the same firearm in the same transaction?